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    Today, 10:49 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    I really have nothing to say here. I've seen it too. Special snowflake taken to the extreme. "But...but consequences are for other people?" they cry. Break out the worlds smallest violin. :violin:
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    Yesterday, 02:31 AM
    The ridged story arc I believe is an artifact of the ore-peropared module. By necessity they cannot be too free form. However GMs that grow up on this think that is how it should be done. Groups like the RPGA and Pathfinder Society do not help in the least as their games pretty much drag the...
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    Yesterday, 02:21 AM
    tesral replied to a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    My first speculative love was Star Trek. I found and read science fiction anthologies at school. Not so much into Fantasy per say. I read Lord of the Rings. You more or less were not allowed to leave the 70s until you did. My friends and I did role-playing before we had a system, the setting...
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    10-29-2014, 11:54 PM
    The simplest method I have found is to mirror the PCs in the army they fight with. The better they win the better the margin of victory. They worse they lose likewise. For any battle I give each PC two or three hero fights. There section of the army fairs exactly as they do. Oh and the...
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    10-29-2014, 11:50 PM
    Never do, protect the PCs from themsevles of each other that is. The right to fail is inherent in the game. Players that put their character on the sideline will find that character sidelined. The game is about going and doing, not sitting in the counting house.
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    10-29-2014, 04:49 AM
    I have noticed that the Fantasy campaign resources forum gets very little love. You go back four pages and you are back four years. Well there is some good stuff in those pages that doesn't get any attention anymore. To rectify that I have been posting in those forums to bump the material to...
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    10-29-2014, 01:48 AM
    tesral started a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    Why do you do fantasy gaming say instead of modern or science fiction? What about fantasy attracts you?
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    10-29-2014, 01:42 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    I've run into mote than few such examples including a few that were horrified and even insulted that their PCs might have to pay consequences for their actions. How dare my game have cause and effect.
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    10-29-2014, 01:39 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    Useless items are only useless to those without imagination,
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    10-29-2014, 01:37 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] More Books in Campaign Resources
    Revenge of the Necrothredmancer
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    10-29-2014, 01:31 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] My art objects list. in Campaign Resources
    Return of the Necrothreadmancer
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    10-29-2014, 01:28 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Bestiary] Tanuki -- Races of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    Rise of the Necrothreadmancer
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    10-29-2014, 01:26 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Campaigns / Adventures] The Stacks in Campaign Resources
    Dawn of the The Necrothreadmancer
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    10-29-2014, 01:16 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Campaigns / Adventures] A few Rooms. in Campaign Resources
    Return of the necrothreadmancer
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    10-28-2014, 11:21 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] Appendix B -- Other Classes in Campaign Resources
    Goulliess and ghosties and necrothreadmancers oh MY!
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    10-28-2014, 11:19 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Bestiary] Gaming the Horse in Campaign Resources
    The necrothreadmancer strikes again. Just rrying to get this stuff back to the top form new people to see.
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    10-28-2014, 03:27 PM
    You can lead a horse to water as the saying goes. I have one friend that had a bunch of passive aggressive players with a tendency to derail her game. She tried to make a system that was "player proof" Much like your friend. It is called a novel. If you have a way that an encounter must...
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    10-27-2014, 08:58 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    Well it is. Theft, assault and perhaps battery. The usual definition of an Honest Thief is one that steals without violence or fraud. Depending on the culture some theft is considered worse than others.
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    10-26-2014, 12:25 PM
    tesral replied to a thread NaNoWriMo 2014 in Off Topic
    I approve of it, but I'm too busy writing to participate.
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    10-26-2014, 03:18 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] Apendix A -- Other Races in Campaign Resources
    Arise by thread! Link in the first post. Some additional races.
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    10-24-2014, 08:35 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Maps] Seahaven map. in Campaign Resources
    What/where is Cartographers guild?
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    10-24-2014, 07:30 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Spells / Magic] Mass Sheep in Campaign Resources
    Real sheep that do what sheep do. they don't obey the caster follow them around or such. Eat grass, poop, and eventually make more sheep. Hmm it needs a big more explanation as to the kind of sheep. I think what ever variety are the most common in the area. To wit: Mass Sheep Summoning...
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    10-24-2014, 07:15 AM
    tesral started a thread [DM / Player Tools] Observations and questions. in Campaign Resources
    This forum does not get a lot of love. I was paging back thought the pages and I get 4 pages in and 6 years back. The question is do I necro those older threads to bring the content to people's attention or restart the threads? I tend to update stuff fairly frequently. I have two Wikis...
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    10-24-2014, 06:50 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    I'm going to necro this one to get the Atlas of Law back on the plate. This is a updated version, still has some boobies so NSFW. (Incidentally spoke to the Artist of that piece. It is like he read my mind on Domian Court fashion.)
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    10-23-2014, 06:24 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    yup, updated again http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/.../Artifacts.pdf
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    10-23-2014, 05:51 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] Good Artist in Campaign Resources
    Friend no, but a decent artist. Talk to the guy.
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    10-23-2014, 12:00 PM
    tried that at one point. Too complicated in that D&D would start to look like Rollmaster from the number of charts it required for exactly the reasons you give. Gave up on it. These days I have become one with the abstraction,
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    10-23-2014, 02:47 AM
    I used to use a two step system of saves at one third and two thirds damage to keep fighting. Unlike the demodivators above not everyone fight to the last drop of blood. I replaced that with massive damage. However it isn't a fixed number but goes up depending on you hit die. Con+ d6=1, d8=2,...
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    10-23-2014, 02:39 AM
    I suppose I should actually list a character. Kirt Hellreaver -- He is the green one.
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    10-23-2014, 12:49 AM
    Exactly. My preference for Pathfinder over D&D 3.5 comes from their efforts to eradicate the No monster. The Old School approach, anything not forbidden is permitted. Followed by forbid very little. You Malruhn are Old School. So sayth the Dean.
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Fantasy, Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera
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D&D, Star Wars (any edition), Star Trek (Fasa, LUG)
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Forgotten Realms, Homebrew, any Star Wars or Star Trek setting
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50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
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Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
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Yes
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A balanced blend of action/combat with role play/thinking.
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I've been gaming for 20+ years. First exposed to Basic DnD in '80, but didn't really play regularly until '89 when 2e DnD was released. Since that time I've played Fasa Star Trek, Champions, 2e/3e/4e DnD, Mage: The Ascension and Vampire: The Masquerade, a variety of d20 games, Masterbook, and Shadowrun 3e. When I first got into gaming, I gamed several times a week. Now that I'm in my mid 30s, I average somewhere between every other week to once every three weeks as my schedule allows. I'm currently feeling burn out with gaming, only due to the fact that I've essentially gamed with the same group of guys for most of the 20 years I've been gaming. It all feels very stale and I need newness.

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What happened to having a thick skin?!

by Dytrrnikl on 10-25-2010 at 08:39 PM
Maybe I'm old school in thought, however, Sascha's most recent blog, along with some other things that have struck a cord with me, really got me thinking about one simple question, "WHAT HAPPENED TO HAVING A THICK SKIN?!"

I was ridiculed mercilessly for living with my Grandmother while I was child, for having second hand clothing, for going through someone else's trash to find bike's to clean-up, cannibalize, and slap together just to have a bike. I got my ass kicked on an

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An Apology and Correction...

by Dytrrnikl on 10-06-2010 at 09:55 PM
First, to anyone who has read my Draining Magic blogs, I apologize, as I discovered to my dismay that in Part 2, I posted my system for an alternate spell casting system for which I have not worked out all of the bugs as of yet.

Here is what I came up with, something which has worked out well so far in the limited playtests I have done.

1. No more # of spells per level per day. Instead, each spellcasting class has a Maximum Spell Level Known. This is based upon the spell

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Draining Magic part 2...

by Dytrrnikl on 10-06-2010 at 09:02 AM
Ok, as I said previously, magic that ultiamtely has a draining effect on the caster has always resonated with me. Well, here is what I've created (hopefully original).

A few terms, used for convenience:
Spells - cover arcane and divine spells, as well as psionic powers.

Magic - covers arcane and divine magic, as well as psionics.

Caster - all classes that cast or manifest

First, a nod to 4E, as I seperate spells into quick and dirty spells

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Draining magic...

by Dytrrnikl on 10-04-2010 at 06:43 AM
Something I have been working on for awhile is modifying some mechanics in regards to magic - be it arcane, divine, or (for those of you that lump it all in one) psionics.

The Inspiration: Something that has always resonated with me in regards to magic, is that it is taxing in some fashion; that the human or demi-human body isn't truly capable of constantly handling the energies being channeled through or manipulated by the individual. Shadowrun had a nice drain mechanic to simulate

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Gaming Variety...

by Dytrrnikl on 09-05-2010 at 10:38 AM
When I first joined P&P, I was in the midst of gamer burn out looking for something - anything to reinvigorate my gaming passion. I'm the type of person, that probably over thinks things, and as is typical, have spent a good deal of time over the last year and half, trying to figure out why gaming just wasn't enjoyable for me. Recently, thanks to some insight from my wife - who happens to loathe the fact that I game, but figures if I enjoy it who is she to judge. She made mention that she's

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